Item #313282 THE THREE MULLA-MULGARS. Publisher's Presentation Copy of the First Edition. Walter DE LA MARE.

THE THREE MULLA-MULGARS. Publisher's Presentation Copy of the First Edition.

London: Duckworth & Co., 3 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, 1910. First Edition (& 1st printing). Hardcover. Octavo, original pictorial green cloth stamped in black on front panel, lettered in gold on front panel and spine, publisher's device in black on rear panel, top edges gilt. The First Issue Binding. 312 pp., Colour frontispiece and one additional full-page colour plate inserted in the text, both by E. A. Mansell. PUBLISHER'S PRESNTATION COPY, stamped as such with a perforated stamp on the upper title leaf. Small errata slip "The two illustrations in colour are by Mr. E. A. Mansell" tipped onto the verso of the dedication leaf. Attractive bookplate of Eric Lyall ("All Beautiful Dreams Are True') on front paste-down. minor browning to endleaves, slight rubbing to edges of the binding, a clean, bright sound copy, very good or better. Fine. Item #313282

¶ A classic children's novel, or rather a classic tale of fantastic adventure, now highly underrated and generally ignored - for no reason whatsoever other than modern incompetence and ignorance. The work is known to have had a profound influence on the author Richard Adams when he was a child, and is almost directly responsible for his crafting of the novel 'Watership Down'. An extraordinarily great fantasy novel.

Price (USD): $150.00